IANS | 14 Apr, 2023
The Punjab government transferred Rs 502.93 crore directly into bank
accounts of 19,642 farmers in a single day on Friday as the amount of
minimum support price (MSP) at the rate of Rs 2,125 per quintal for
procuring wheat, state Food and Civil Supplies Minister Lal Chand
He said no value cut has been imposed
on the farmers. As on Friday, eight lakh metric tons (LMT) of wheat has
been procured by government agencies.
Arrangements to ensure
smooth procurement operations in all centres have been put in place with
directions to procure every single grain of foodgrain, he added.